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When Sirens Sound

When sirens sound and shatter through the air,
As happened when it dawned; this truth…
That all of us had come to stand and stare
Into the eyes of bygone youth.

The note beneath the body's name told tales:
Malicious plants that seek to blight;
They painted, on his pallid face, the wails
That told us shadows of his plight.

Our grief united all of us, but still,
Observing closely I could see
The two of us united in our ill…
Then will the sirens sound for me?

Copyright © George Oxbury

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 1:29:00 PM
    your words speak, a deep write George,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 3:18:00 AM
    Wow....this is sad..thank you for sharing - straight from within - Shaz x